Front Page Titles (by Subject) XIII.: BEOWULF HATH THE VICTORY: GRENDEL IS HURT DEADLY AND LEAVETH HAND AND ARM IN THE HALL. - The Tale of Beowulf, sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats
XIII.: BEOWULF HATH THE VICTORY: GRENDEL IS HURT DEADLY AND LEAVETH HAND AND ARM IN THE HALL. - Beowulf, The Tale of Beowulf, sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats [750 AD]
The Tale of Beowulf, sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats, trans. William Morris and A.J. Wyatt (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1910).
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- The Story of Beowulf
- I.: And First of the Kindred of Hrothgar.
- II.: Concerning Hrothgar, and How He Built the House Called Hart. Also Grendel Is Told Of.
- III.: How Grendel Fell Upon Hart and Wasted It.
- IV.: Now Comes Beowulf Ecgtheow’s Son to the Land of the Danes, and the Wall-warden Speaketh With Him.
- V.: Here Beowulf Makes Answer to the Land-warden, Who Showeth Him the Way to the King’s Abode.
- VI.: Beowulf and the Geats Come Into Hart.
- VII.: Beowulf Speaketh With Hrothgar, and Telleth How He Will Meet Grendel.
- VIII.: Hrothgar Answereth Beowulf and Biddeth Him Sit to the Feast.
- IX.: Unferth Contendeth In Words With Beowulf.
- X.: Beowulf Makes an End of His Tale of the Swimming. Wealhtheow, Hrothgar’s Queen, Greets Him; and Hrothgar Delivers to Him the Warding of the Hall.
- XI.: Now Is Beowulf Left In the Hall Alone With His Men.
- XII.: Grendel Cometh Into Hart: of the Strife Betwixt Him and Beowulf.
- XIII.: Beowulf Hath the Victory: Grendel Is Hurt Deadly and Leaveth Hand and Arm In the Hall.
- XIV.: The Danes Rejoice; They Go to Look On the Slot of Grendel, and Come Back to Hart, and On the Way Make Merry With Racing and the Telling of Tales.
- XV.: King Hrothgar and His Thanes Look On the Arm of Grendel. Converse Betwixt Hrothgar and Beowulf Concerning the Battle.
- XVI.: Hrothgar Giveth Gifts to Beowulf.
- XVII.: They Feast In Hart. the Gleeman Sings of Finn and Hengest.
- XVIII.: The Ending of the Tale of Finn.
- XIX.: More Gifts Are Given to Beowulf. the Brising Collar Told Of.
- XX.: Grendel’s Dam Breaks Into Hart and Bears Off Aeschere.
- XXI.: Hrothgar Laments the Slaying of Aeschere, and Tells of Grendel’s Mother and Her Den.
- XXII.: They Follow Grendel’s Dam to Her Lair.
- XXIII.: Beowulf Reacheth the Mere-bottom In a Day’s While, and Contends With Grendel’s Dam.
- XXIV.: Beowulf Slayeth Grendel’s Dam, Smiteth Off Grendel’s Head, and Cometh Back With His Thanes to Hart.
- XXV.: Converse of Hrothgar With Beowulf.
- XXVI.: More Converse of Hrothgar and Beowulf: the Geats Make Them Ready For Departure.
- XXVII.: Beowulf Bids Hrothgar Farewell: the Geats Fare to Ship.
- XXVIII.: Beowulf Comes Back to His Land. of the Tale of Thrytho.
- XXIX.: Beowulf Tells Hygelac of Hrothgar: Also of Freawaru His Daughter.
- XXX.: Beowulf Forebodes Ill From the Wedding of Freawaru: He Tells of Grendel and His Dam.
- XXXI.: Beowulf Gives Hrothgar’s Gifts to Hygelac, and By Him Is Rewarded. of the Death of Hygelac and of Heardred His Son, and How Beowulf Is King of the Geats: the Worm Is First Told Of.
- XXXII.: How the Worm Came to the Howe, and How He Was Robbed of a Cup; and How He Fell On the Folk.
- XXXIII.: The Worm Burns Beowulf’s House, and Beowulf Gets Ready to Go Against Him. Beowulf’s Early Deeds In Battle With the Hetware Told Of.
- XXXIV.: Beowulf Goes Against the Worm. He Tells of Herebeald and HÆthcyn.
- XXXV.: Beowulf Tells of Past Feuds, and Bids Farewell to His Fellows. He Falls On the Worm, and the Battle of Them Begins.
- XXXVI.: Wiglaf Son of Weohstan Goes to the Help of Beowulf: NÆgling, Beowulf’s Sword, Is Broken On the Worm.
- XXXVII.: They Two Slay the Worm. Beowulf Is Wounded Deadly: He Biddeth Wiglaf Bear Out the Treasure.
- XXXVIII.: Beowulf Beholdeth the Treasure and Passeth Away.
- XXXIX.: Wiglaf Casteth Shame On Those Fleers.
- Xl.: Wiglaf Sendeth Tiding to the Host: the Words of the Messenger.
- Xli.: More Words of the Messenger. How He Fears the Swedes When They Wot of Beowulf Dead.
- Xlii.: They Go to Look On the Field of Deed.
- Xliii.: of the Burial of Beowulf.
BEOWULF HATH THE VICTORY: GRENDEL IS HURT DEADLY AND LEAVETH HAND AND ARM IN THE HALL.
- NAUGHT would the earls’ help for anything thenceforth
- That murder-comer yet quick let loose of,
- Nor his life-days forsooth to any of folk
- Told he for useful. Out then drew full many
- Of Beowult’s earls the heir-loom of old days,
- For their lord and their master’s fair life would they ward,
- That mighty of princes, if so might they do it.
- For this did they know not when they the strife dreed,
- Those hardy-minded men of the battle,
- And on every half there thought to be hewing,
- And search out his soul, that the ceaseless scather
- Not any on earth of the choice of all irons,
- Not one of the war-bills, would greet home for ever.
- For he had forsworn him from victory-weapons,
- And each one of edges. But his sundering of soul
- In the days that we tell of, the day of this life,
- Should be weary and woeful, the ghost wending elsewhere
- To the wielding of fiends to wend him afar.
- Then found he out this, he who mickle erst made
- Out of mirth of his mood unto children of men
- And had fram’d many crimes, he the foeman of God,
- That the body of him would not bide to avail him,
- But the hardy of mood, even Hygelac’s kinsman,
- Had him fast by the hand: now was each to the other
- All loathly while living: his body-sore bided
- The monster: was manifest now on his shoulder
- The unceasing wound, sprang the sinews asunder,
- The bone-lockers bursted. To Beowulf now
- Was the battle-fame given; should Grendel thenceforth
- Flee life-sick awayward and under the fen-bents
- Seek his unmerry stead: now wist he more surely
- That ended his life was, and gone over for ever,
- His day-tale told out. But was for all Dane-folk
- After that slaughter-race all their will done.
- Then had he cleans’d for them, he the far-comer,
- Wise and stout-hearted, the high hall of Hrothgar,
- And sav’d it from war. So the night-work he joy’d in
- And his doughty deed done. Yea, but he for the East-Danes
- That lord of the Geat-folk his boast’s end had gotten,
- Withal their woes bygone all had he booted,
- And the sorrow hate-fashion’d that afore they had dreed,
- And the hard need and bitter that erst they must bear,
- The sorrow unlittle. Sithence was clear token
- When the deer of the battle laid down there the hand
- The arm and the shoulder, and all there together
- Of the grip of that Grendel ’neath the great roof upbuilded.